The first project I did was for Cut And Construction, where we had to create 50s prom dresses, I enjoyed researching the dresses as I love the 50s style, but found the making of the dress testing and difficult as it was the first project. I learned a lot from the project and found out that I'm not as bad at construction as I thought I would be!
My dress worn by my lovely model Louise at the Catwalk Show
The images below are of my maquette for the Embellishment module of the course. I chose to make a replica (or as close to a replica) of the Firebird ballet dress. This again was quite challenging as it was such a small scale to work with but I was happy with the result, and enjoyed learning new embellishment skills.
These are some images of the live project we took part in, for the centenery celebration of the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough. Both first and second years of the costume course made costumes from different eras, but our class were asked to focus on the 80s. I would have preferred to do something older as the 80s still haunt us in the world of fashion and music etc, but I chose to create a Madonna-style corset, ra-ra skirt, lace leggings and a lace tshirt. I was very pleased with the outcome, even if I had some problems along the way, and especially loved my leopard print that I did myself using stencilling.
My 80s costume on the catwalk